Ted Nugent says that the U.S. Supreme Court “did a good job” by ruling Friday (June 24) that Americans no longer have a constitutional right to abortion.
The conservative-leaning Supreme Court’s ruling came in a case involving Mississippi’s request to overturn Roe v. Wade — the court’s 1973 decision that legalized abortion in the United States — and uphold a state law that bars the procedure 15 weeks after conception.
Roe v. Wade affirmed the right to receive an abortion under the 14th Amendment, ruling that abortions were constitutionally protected up until about 23 weeks when a fetus can typically live outside the womb.
Friday’s decision overturned what was previously a federal legalization of abortion and has returned the issue to individual states to decide the matter for themselves.
As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision, terminating a pregnancy is expected to be banned or significantly curtailed in roughly half of all states in the nation — including nearly every state in the Midwest.
Nugent addressed the Supreme Court’s ruling during the latest edition of “The Nightly Nuge”a news-style clip in which the outspoken conservative rocker offers his take on the news of our world. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “When the left keeps saying that, ‘We lost our constitutional right to an abortion,’ share that phrase in the Constitution with me where it gives you the right to kill the unborn… My point being, it isn’t mentioned in the Constitution, so I’m gonna repeat once again, ‘Any rights herein not enumerated are left up to the States.’
“Clearly, the abortion issue, like any other issue, idea or hunch that is not enumerated in the Constitution or the Bill Of Rights clearly is up to the states,” he continued. “Even a guitar player doesn’t need any translator for that one. So once again, it is the hysteria…
“And I’ve gotta tell ya, the word ‘cruelty’ from the left… I’ve witnessed some artists out there, like Billie Armstrong of GREEN DAY — he’s incredibly talentedbut he’s just lost his soul — and Pinkan incredibly talented, work-ethic artist, who just scream and just attack people who choose not to have an abortion.
“By the way, as you and I speak right now, if anybody wants an abortion in America, guess what — they can get one,” Nugent added. “It’s not the banning of abortions; it’s bringing it back to constitutionality and common sense.
“And again, there are medical concerns… Can you imagine, trying to make the decision where you have a choice to save the mother or the baby? Well, that is a spiritual moment between you and God and your health professional and the husband and the wife or at least the mother and the father.
“So, I am, and my family believes in, abortion should be legal, it should be safe and it should be rare,” Ted said. “But don’t send me the bill because I don’t subscribe to murdering this innocent baby who the science has proven that it feels the pain when you kill it in the womb.
“This issue is just volatile. So the Supreme Court did a good job.”
Despite Nugent‘s claim to the contrary, scientific research does not prove a 20-week-old fetus can feel pain.
According to FactCheck.orgscientific research on pain in the fetus is extremely complicated, primarily because pain is a subjective experience and a fetus cannot indicate if something hurts.
Last Friday, Armstrong told fans at a GREEN DAY concert in London that he intends to renounce his United States citizenship following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
During a performance as part of the band’s “Hella Mega” tour at the London Stadium, Armstrong expressed his frustration as he told the crowd: “Fuck America. I’m fucking renouncing my citizenship. I’m fucking coming here.”
He went on to say there’s “too much fucking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable fucking excuse for a country,” before urging fans to be prepared, saying: “You’re going to get a lot more of me in the coming days.”
According to Bloombergat least 22 U.S. states have laws on the books that will now outlaw abortion in all or most cases, and four others have indicated they will likely move in a similar direction. People living in those places will have to travel an average of 276 miles each way to access the procedure in parts of the country where abortion remains legal, according to Bloomberg News calculations based on data from the Guttmacher Institutea reproductive health researcher.
According to a CBS News/YouGov polla 59% majority of U.S. adults disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, with 41% approving. About half (52%) call the decision a step backward for America, with 31% calling it a step forward and 17% saying it’s neither. Among women, two-thirds (67%) disapprove of the ruling, with just 33% approving. A 56% majority of women say that the decision will make the lives of most American women worse.
According to a ForbesAmericans largely oppose harsh abortion laws, with 75% against policies that make it a criminal offense to perform an abortion, 69% opposing policies that ban abortion six to eight weeks into a pregnancy, 80% opposing laws that allow private citizens to sue anyone who aids or abets an abortion and 63% supporting “safe haven laws” in Democratic-led states that would protect people who travel in from other states to get an abortion.